|A Conversation with Alan Alda - WGBH|
Alan Alda, actor, writer; Tom Oliphant, host, Week In Review, PBS Six-time Emmy Award-winning actor of M*A*S*H, West Wing, ER and best-selling author Alan Alda, discusses his new memoir Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself. Alda's latest work chronicles his experiences from the turbulent 1960s to the aftermath of 9/11. Former Boston Globe columnist Tom Oliphant moderates. PBS | NPR Forum Network program with John F...
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|After the Victorians: The Decline of Britain in the World - WGBH|
A.N. Wilson, fellow, Royal Society of Literature The distinguished historian A.N. Wilson charts Britain's rise to world dominance. In his much anticipated sequel to the classic The Victorians, he describes how, in little more than a generation, Britain's power and influence in the world virtually dissolved. Wilson presents a panoramic view of an era, stretching from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, to the dawn of the Cold War in the early 1950s...
|American Experience: John and Abigail Adams - WGBH|
Bernard Margolis, president, Boston Public Library; Kelly Cobble, curator, Adams National Historic Park; Jonathan Chu, dean, education, UMass Boston; Peter Drummey, librarian, Mass Historical Society; Elizabeth Deane, producer, American Experience, WGBH The Adams story provides a strikingly intimate look inside a marriage of true companions, says Deane, for whom life included not just the great events memorialized in textbooks, but also laughter, loneliness and family tragedy.To present the coup...
|An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Execution - WGBH|
Sister Helen Prejean, writer, activist; Joseph F. Savage, Jr., chairman, NE Innocence Project Author and activist Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue around the unanswered questions surrounding the death penalty: Should any state have the power to execute? Is the death penalty appropriate retribution for particularly heinous murders? Does it deter crime? Does it fundamentally violate human rights? Prejean's book, Dead Man Walking, which portrays her experienc...